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  1. Letter: signed by Princess Elizabeth of Palatine,
    Duchess of Bavaria - Dated 1699.
  2. This letter grants a new lease to the Farmers of the Salt for her territories of Morange and Helfingen. Black wax seal impressed with crowned coats of arms.
    Condition: fine, some creases where it’s been folded.
    As shown here (folded in half): 205 x 163mm (8 x 6½in).
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000342]
  5. £150.00
 
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  1. Advertising Flyer: Maypole Soap (textile colouring dye).
  2. English. Circa 1905. Condition: fair, slight surface wear to lower left hand corner.
    205 x 129mm (8 x 5in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000332]
  5. £15.00
 
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  1. Receipt: Ballast Office, Trinity House, London.
  2. Dated 2nd November 1864, this interesting document not only shows the cost of ballasting a ship in the Port of London, but also goes in to detail about by whom and how the procedure will be undertaken. There’s even a warning to Captains of foreign vessels about fraud by persons insinuating to be from the Corporation. Illustrated on the front and printed on both sides.
    Condition: fair, some creases where its been folded. Mounted to a card backing sheet. 200 x 321mm (8 x 12½in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000291]
  5. £120.00
 
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  1. Handbill: Royal Vauxhall Gardens.
  2. A listing of entertainment for the evening of Friday August 5th 1842. Heading the attractions was Mademoiselle Caroline from Le Cirque Olympique, Paris.
    Condition: fair but top line of heading missing and there’s a fold across lower third. It has been mounted to a card backing sheet.
    242 x 370mm (9½ x 14½in).
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000290]
  5. £375.00
 
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  1. Print: Penny plain, Twopence coloured. Mr T P Cooke as the Flying Dutchman.
  2. Original hand colouring. Published by O. Hodgson Macclesfield Street London, circa 1830.
    Condition: fine - mounted on paper.
  3. 195 x 242mm (7¾ x 9½in)
  4.  
  5. [Ref: 000150]
  6. £120.00
 
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  1. Print: Penny plain, Twopence coloured. Mr Freer as Buridan the Captain in the Tower of Nesle.
  2. Original hand colouring. Published January 7th 1833 by O. Hodgson 10 Cloth Fair London.
    Condition: fine - mounted on paper.
  3. 195 x 242mm (7¾ x 9½in)
  4.  
  5. [Ref: 000151]
  6. £135.00
 
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  1. Print: Penny plain, Twopence coloured. Mrs Faucit as the Empress Elizabeth.
  2. Original hand colouring. Published by Orlando Hodgson 22 Macclesfield Street North, London, circa 1830.
    Condition: fine - mounted on paper.
  3. 195 x 246mm (7½ x 9½in)
  4.  
  5. [Ref: 000152]
  6. £135.00
 
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  1. Print: Penny plain, Twopence coloured. Mrs Bunn as Elvira.
  2. Original hand colouring. Published May 10th 1830 by Hodgson & Co 10 Clothfair London.
    Condition: fine - mounted on paper.
  3. 188 x 238mm (7½ x 9½in)
  4.  
  5. [Ref: 000153]
  6. £135.00
 
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  1. Ticket: For the Installation of the Order of
    the Garter - 23rd April 1805.
  2. Seated in the Nave of St. Georges Chapel Winsdor.
    Numbered 223. Red Wax Seal. No impression made.
    Condition: fine.
  3. 110 x 152mm (4½ x 6in)
  4.  
  5. [Ref: 00012]
  6. £110.00
 
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  1. The Coronation of Charles 1st: Fine for not buying
    a Knighthood 1630.
  2. Hand written letter. “Received the day and year above written by me Sir John Tracy Knight Collector of the funds due to his Majesty in the county of Glouc. for not taking the order of Knighthood of William Rogers the Elder of Dowdeswell in the said county gentl: the sum of ten pounds of lawful money of England for his fine in that behalf made with his Majesty's Commissioners of the said county. I day rec'd Jno Tracy Dowdeswell near Cheltenham. ”

    Neither party has been identified but Tracy was a name associated with Gloucestershire gentry. The centuries old battle between Sovereign and Parliamentary control. Early in the reign of Edward II anyone owning land worth £20 a year was liable to a fine for refusing a knighthood, and similar proclamations or outright sales to all corners were frequent. James lst is said to have created 906 knights (at £60 a time) in four months. His favourite The Duke of Buckingham sold knighthoods to all comers at £100 a time. It is said that his murder in 1628 caused Charles I to renounce arrangements for this coronation (2nd February 1626) that resulted in this fine. In five years, Charles I raised £173,337 in sales and fines.
    Condition: folded browned paper.
  3. 155 x 255mm (6 x 8in)
  4.  
  5. [Ref: 0004]
  6. £850.00
 
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  1. Notice: Almack’s Assembly Rooms, London.
  2. Printed notice dated July 6, 1835 informing subscribers of the twelve o’clock door policy. Said to have been established in 1765 by William Almack, Almack’s was a famous social club for London’s high society.
    It was unusual at the time in that it admitted both men and women. Located in King Street, St James’s Square, the Almack Assembly Rooms were renamed the Willis Rooms in 1871.
    Condition: Fair - creased as has been folded at one time - a few small stains, the largest of which is on left hand edge - one or two tears along the creases on both edges - some ink writing on the back.
    180 x 226mm (7 x 8 ¾ in)
  3.  
  4. [Ref: 000175]
  5. £120.00